Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Fraud” the Nor’easter

Meteorologists have taken to naming large storms like hurricanes, typhoons and nor'easters to warn people about dangerous incoming storms. At different points in history, officials have explored names to include political figures and even radio names. Today, there is a process to naming large...

Searching for Victims

Fraud always has victims. Whether unsuspecting targets are readily available or fraudsters have to work a little harder to find them, someone always gets hurt in the end. A story reported on NJ.com details how one repeat offender targeted elderly women to...

Cashing in on Fraud

Check cashing businesses are convenient because multiple financial needs can be taken care of at one time for a small fee. Customers can pay a variety of bills including utilities, mortgages or credit card bills all at once. Sometimes, small businesses also use check...

Railroad Pension Fraud Scam May Have cost $1 Billion

The FBI have charged 11 people with fraud charges ''in connection with a massive pension scam involving fake disability claims by Long Island Railroad workers that COULD cost the agency $1 billion,'' according to the New York Post. The federal complaint alleges that Railroad workers...

It Pays to be Behind Bars

For those of us on the outside of prison, we likely count our blessings that we are not donning an orange jumpsuit, following a strict daily schedule in our cells. The freedom to go to work, enjoy dinner in a restaurant or take a...

Able-bodied After All

Janeide Chillis of Irvington, N.J. served as a U.S. Postal Service employee until she claimed to suffer from a slip-and-fall accident at work. Chilis began to receive compensation benefits after having a doctor certify she was disabled from the incident and unable to work....

Have a Heart

When you hear the words, ''have a heart,'' it usually refers to expressing care and compassion for those less fortunate. Cardiologists are doctors who ''have a heart'' for those with heart ailments and strive to repair cardiac issues so patients can hopefully live...

I’m Having a Fraud Attack

Would you know what to do if someone exclaimed? ''I'm having a heart attack?'? My guess is that you are not a cardiologist, so your knowledge of treatment past calling 9-1-1 and providing CPR would probably be limited. According to a NorthJersey.com article, one...

Faked Out

Some people have expensive taste, but can't afford to buy the real thing; so, they purchase knock-offs or counterfeit consumer goods that look almost identical to expensive name brand items. Whether the fake items are designer clothes, high-end purses, imitation Rolex watches or Cubic...

Fraudulent Driving Conditions

Responsible drivers know that when you get into a fender bender, you pull over and exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what happens when the other driver has a bogus insurance card? It's fortunate that in today's Fraud of the Day story,...
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